Wassa Homemade Bar is the ultimate sundowner spot in Patong Beach. Located off Hasip-Pee Road (the street parallel to and above Nanai Road), this open-air platform offers one of the most outstanding views of the whole bay of Patong on Phuket’s west coast.
A drink at Wassa Bar has a taste of reward as the cement road to reach it is narrow and extremely steep (inexperienced motorbike drivers should specially be careful), making the access pretty challenging. Once there, the cool sea breeze, the serene atmosphere gently rocked by R&B tunes, and the extraordinary panorama give guests a wonderful Olympian feeling: being on and above earth at the same time.
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Wassa Homemade Bar is a family-run establishment set on two levels. At the parking level stands the open-sided bar counter and a few table and chairs, from which the view is partially hidden behind the trees planted on the slope going down to Hasip Pee Road. A flight of unequal concrete stairs takes visitors to the 50sqm terrace built on stilts that is the climax of the venue.
Wassa Bar is really a great place to unwind. Apart from the soft music played at a subtle volume, the only sounds you can hear are natural. Surrounded by rainforest and agricultural plots, the atmosphere and style of the venue – with second-hand irregular furnishings - has an undeniable unpretentious feel. At Wassa Bar, the star of the show is the sunset over Patong Bay – so much so that even the toilets face out and down the hill, making them a little surprising when you open the door to see the back of the cistern.
The Wassa Bar menu features a short list of drinks and snacks, which are reasonably priced. Do not expect to sample skilfully mixed cocktails here; the drink-list hosts only some basics – Thai and imported beers from 90 to 110 baht, spirits at 130 baht, fruit and blended juices from 70 to 90 baht. A cool choice of finger-food and Thai classics such as chicken nuggets, deep fried vegetable spring rolls, French fries, or fried rice, just to name a few, are rated between 90 and 120 baht and offer a great complement to the drinks while watching the sun disappearing behind the horizon.
Summing up, if you are looking for a venue far from the crowd to enjoy a great sunset in Phuket, Wassa Bar is indeed the right place. Paradoxically, the best time to watch a sunset at Wassa Bar is in low season – from May to July – as the sun sets right in the middle of the bay at that time of the year.
Wassa Homemade Bar
- Opening Hours: Daily from 14:00 - 22:00
- Location: off Hasip Pee Road in Patong Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)91 882 9322